How to Play EuroMillions
Find out more about how to play EuroMillions, which is drawn every Tuesday and Friday and offers players the opportunity to win huge eight or even nine-figure jackpots.
Friday 26th January 2018
How to Play
Taking part in EuroMillions draws is quick, simple and could see you win a huge sum of money. Here’s how to play:
- Choose five main numbers from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Stars from 1 to 12. As the main numbers and Lucky Stars are drawn from two separate machines, players can pick the same numbers for both sections of their ticket.
- Alternatively, opt for a random Quick Pick entry.
- Select the draw or draws in which you wish to play.
- Pay the required fee.
EuroMillions tickets can be bought online or from any authorised retailer throughout Ireland.
Online tickets are stored in a player’s account, while those participating through an authorised retailer must keep their entry safe until the date of the draw.
How to Win a EuroMillions Prize
You must match all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars to win the multimillion-Euro jackpot, with the amount being shared equally if others also match all of the winning balls. There are 12 additional prize tiers in which you can win, with awards for matching anything from two main numbers upwards.
If the jackpot is not won, the money rolls over to the next draw and continues to do so until it is won or the total on offer reaches €190 million. Once the jackpot reaches this point, it can remain there for four draws before it has to be won. When the jackpot is capped, any funds from ticket sales that would have normally been added to the jackpot are instead shared amongst the players in the next winning prize tier. If the jackpot isn’t won in the fifth draw after it hits €190 million, the entire amount rolls down into the next winning prize tier.
Checking Your Ticket
Find out if you have won the EuroMillions jackpot or an award in one of the 12 other prize tiers by visiting the EuroMillions Results page.
Additional EuroMillions Games
EuroMillions Plus is an additional game played solely in Ireland. Players tick the Plus box on their EuroMillions playslip and pay €1 extra per line and to have their five main EuroMillions numbers entered into an extra draw with a top prize of €500,000. Take a look at the EuroMillions Plus page to find out more.
The Ireland Only Raffle offers ten prizes of €5,000 in every draw, guaranteed to be won by players who bought their tickets for the main game in Ireland. Every EuroMillions line bought in the country has a unique code generated for the supplementary draw and players win by matching one of their codes with one of the ten drawn. Find out more at the Ireland Only Raffle page.
The EuroMillionaires Raffle Draw is a supplementary raffle that can take place at random points throughout the year. The game, which is included in the price of a ticket, allows players from all nine participating countries the chance to win €1 million. Players must match a code printed on their ticket to one of codes drawn on the night. Irish ticket holders enter the draw using their Ireland Only Raffle code.